When the Covid Pandemic and Self-Isolation Mean the End of SP Seasons

Drift, traditional cricket, basketball: one after another, the structures that oversee the sports disciplines in New Caledonia whistle about the end of the competitive season.

The third conclusion will last until mid-November. To the detriment, including sports calendars.


Results : “The National Cricket Committee of New Caledonia has taken the decision to suspend all cricket competitions scheduled until the end of 2021.” This was reported in a press release on Thursday, November 4.

A decision taken at the general meeting, taking into account the global context: two consecutive restrictions this year, lack of training for about two thousand licensees and lack of visibility for the competition.

The end of the cricket season: Jean-Marc Ihili’s explanations, compiled by Cédric Wakahugnem

Very, very hard this year, and we just found out that the detention is being extended. Caledonian Cup [de cricket] ends in a week … We decided to stop everything.

Jean-Marc Ihili, Chairman of the Cricket Committee


In the field of drifting, there can no longer be any question of postponing the 3rd round, which was canceled last October. Consequently, the championship will be confirmed by the last two stages, which took place on the Moindo and Tomo tracks in Bulupari. The agonizing choice is fixed by the Asars (Sports Car and Slalom Association) steering committee.

Drifting season is over. But rallying and karting continues, says Eric Robert, chairman of the Motorsport League.

End of Drift Season: Motor Sports League’s Eric Robert answers Cedric Wakahyugnem


Already this week, we learned about the decision made by the Basketball League to end the championship and, therefore, the 2021 season. Caledonian news reported in their issue on Thursday 4 November that the classification had been fixed, the territorial title reverted to AS 6th for women and AS Dumbéa for men.

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What about football?

In terms of football, Caledonia has already withdrawn from the seventh round of the Coupe de France scheduled for mid-November. At the beginning of the month, the draw of opponents took place without a kagu club. ‘Cup is already bearing the brunt of Covid’headlined the Caledonian Football Federation on its website on 8 October. “At the highest level, we have just confirmed the cancellation of the Coupe de France Tour and therefore the cancellation of the 2021 Caledonian Cup.”– said the President of the Federation.

“Given the health situation, we will not be able to host the 7th edition of the Coupe de France scheduled for November 13 in New Caledonia.”detailed, Gilles Tavergeot. “We will not have room to play the remaining three rounds of the Caledonian Cup before that date. The FFF wanted to respond urgently to the whole organization of the arrival of the capital team in Caledonia. But for us it will be too early. As a result, our priority now is to complete the super league championship if a recovery is possible.”

After a dozen days, NC the 1st scaled up these different tracks for the resumption of the championships, especially the Super League.

Possible resumption of training

At this stage, Caledonia has already spent two months without any sporting events. Adjusting to imprisonment at the end of October left the door open for resuming training. Subject to obedience to barrier gestures, skipping health and the maximum scale. Example at the Tennis Club du Mont-Coffyn:

However, sports structures are suffering from the situation caused by the pandemic. An example with the climbing league, the Cercle des nageurs caledoniens or the La Gourmette equestrian club.